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'''James Madison University''' (also known as '''JMU''', '''The U''', '''Madison''', or '''James Madison''') is a public university|public coeducational research university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, the institution was renamed Madison College in 1938 in honor of James Madison|President James Madison and then James Madison University in 1977. The university is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, with the campus quadrangle (architecture)|quadrangle located on U.S. Route 11 in Virginia|South Main Street.
Image nameJames Madison University seal.svg
MottoKnowledge is Liberty
Established1908
TypePublic university|Public
CityHarrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg
StateVirginia
CountryU.S.
Endowment$80.0 million (2016)As of June 30, 2016. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2016-Endowment-Market-Values.pdf |title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2017}}
Budget$523.8 million{{cite web|url=https://www.jmu.edu/budgetmgmt/univbudgetinfo.shtml|title=JMU University Budget Information & Statistics|accessdate=2015-09-26}}
Faculty1,390
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